UNGA 2018 event guide

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It's nearly time for the annual gathering of heads of state, thought leaders, civil society members, development professionals, and other industry personalities in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and other meetings. To help you navigate this hectic week, here’s a list of events taking place during UNGA 2018.

We will continue to update this page, so keep checking back for more information. If you know of other important events in New York that are not included in this list, let us know by emailing news@devex.com. And remember, many events are invitation only or require prior registration. Check event details beforehand to plan accordingly.

73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73)
Sept. 18-Oct. 5

Global Goals Week
Sept. 22-29

Social Good Summit
Sept. 23

High-level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Sept. 24

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018
Sept. 24

UN Private Sector Forum - Building and Investing in Peace for All
Sept. 24

Nelson Mandela Peace Summit: UNGA High-level Plenary on Global Peace
Sept. 24

Climate Week NYC
Sept. 24

2018 Concordia Annual Summit
Sept. 24-25

WEF Sustainable Development Impact Summit
Sept. 24-25

Devex LIVE high-level meeting: “There when needed: Coming together to ensure access to NCD Treatment and Care”
Sept. 25

Goalkeepers 2018
Sept. 25-26

Bloomberg Global Business Forum
Sept. 26

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018
Sept. 26-28

8:30 a.m.
Capacity Building Across Borders: A Strategy for Funders: Report Launch Breakfast & Panel Discussion
Synergos, 3 East 54th Street

12 p.m.
Harnessing Innovation for Economic Stability
Rockefeller Foundation, 420 5th Avenue

12:30 p.m.
Eradicating Neglected Surgical Diseases Advancing Universal Health Coverage Through Surgical Systems Strengthening
UN Delegates Dining Room

1 p.m.
Investing for Impact: Approaches to Measurement, Evaluation & Learning
3 East 54th Street

4:30 p.m.
Gallery Walk – Data and Technology: Revolutionizing and Empowering our Developing World
Floor 41, Dun & Bradstreet Headquarters, One Penn Plaza

5 p.m.
Better Lives Now: Leveraging Refugees’ Talents
Millennium UN Plaza
*By invitation only

6:30 p.m.
Media, Messaging, and Social Movements
5th Floor, BBC Studios, 1120 Avenue of the Americas

4 p.m.
First Ladies High Level Forum
The Ball Room, 4 West 43rd Street

7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Global People’s Summit
Online

8 a.m.
2018 NumFOCUS Summit: Sustainability workshop
Microsoft, 11 Times Square

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learning Revolutions: Creating Educational Environments for Empowerment and Inclusion
The Altman Building, 135 W 18th Street

6-9 p.m.
The Spirit of A Movement
The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive

8 a.m.
PMNCH Annual Accountability Breakfast
The Westin Grand Central Ballroom, 212 East 42nd Street

8:30 a.m.
The State of Blended Finance 2018: Convergence Member Networking Breakfast
Credit Suisse, Paul Calello Auditorium, 11 Madison Avenue

9 a.m.
MIT Solve Challenge Finals
Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center, 450 East 29th Street, Second Floor

9-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m-2:30 p.m., 3-5:30 p.m.
Global Citizen & New York Cares: Day of Service
Multiple venues

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Social Good Summit 2018
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

1-4 p.m.
TB Innovation Summit: Modernizing the Fight Against TB
Convene, 75 Rockefeller Plaza

3:30-7 p.m.
Reimagining Antenatal Care: How to increase women’s attendance and save lives
Convene, 237 Park Avenue, Forum Room, Lobby Level, 466 Lexington Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets)

5 p.m.
UN General Assembly Kick-Off Reception & Concert
The Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street

5:30 p.m.
Pre-Summit Reception hosted by AARP
AARP’s New York office, 750 3rd Avenue, 31st Floor

6-8 p.m.
At What Cost?
The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street

7:30 a.m.
TB Voices: Surviving the world’s top infectious killer
Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street

7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit
1540 Broadway 10th Floor

8 a.m.-9 p.m.
2018 Concordia Annual Summit
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street

8 a.m.
NGO Expo 2018
Executive Conference Center, 1601 Broadway

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Africa House NYC
10 West 56th Street

9 a.m.-10 p.m.
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit
UNHQ

9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
WEF Sustainable Development Impact Summit

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Climate Week NYC 2018 Opening Ceremony
The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street

9 a.m.
SDG Media Zone
UNHQ

9 a.m.
ART 2030 New York
Multiple venues

9 a.m.
World’s Largest Lesson
UNHQ

9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nelson Mandela Peace Summit: UNGA High-level Plenary on Global Peace
UNHQ

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Global Citizen Movement Makers
The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street

10 a.m.
High-level Side Event on the Global Compact for Refugees: A model for greater solidarity and cooperation
UNHQ
*By invitation only

10:30 a.m.
CEO Roundtable — Closing the Inequality Gap: Human Rights as a Driver for Successful Business
South Delegates Lounge, UNHQ

10:30 a.m.
New Technologies and Mobile Solutions for Development: Business Driving Innovation for Social Good
Conference Room 2, UNHQ

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Business Fights Poverty: Rethinking Collaboration and the SDGs
Barclays, 745 7th Avenue

11 a.m.
Committing to End Tuberculosis in Children, Adolescents and Families
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

11:30 a.m.
Scaling up action towards achieving SDG 3
United Nations Secretariat Building

12-1 p.m.
High Noon on Wall St.
Battery Park Castle Clinton

12:30 p.m.
UN Private Sector Forum - Building and Investing in Peace for All
Delegates Dining Room, UNHQ

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Data Driving Change: EM2030 SDG Gender Index Launch
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

1-5 p.m.
2nd NYC Green School Conference
601 West 25th Street #325

1-5 p.m.
Renewable Energy and the SDGs: Exploring Links with Extractives, Agriculture, and Land Use
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway 7th Floor

1:30 p.m.
Civil Society Advocacy Briefing ahead of the third UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs
Scandinavia House, Victor Borge Hall, 58 Park Avenue

1:30 p.m.
HSBC Finance for Global Change Forum
The New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue
*By invitation only

2:30 p.m.
Putting Political Will into Action: Public-Private Partnerships to End TB
Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street

3 p.m.
Launch of the Young People’s Agenda
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
*By invitation only

3 p.m.
Big Data for Better Lives (Redefining how the world responds to those in need)
Conference Room 3, UNHQ

3-6 p.m.
High-level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ

3:30 p.m.
Collective Impact Opportunities Lab
South Dining Room, UNHQ, 1 United Nations Plaza
*By invitation only

4-10 p.m.
Access Challenge UHC Conference 2018
The Westin, 270 West 43rd Street

4:30-6 p.m.
The Next Resilience Frontier: Small and Medium Sized City Climate Action
Institute for Sustainable Cities, Suite 1216, East Building, Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Avenue

5:30 p.m.
Women Leaders for Girls reception
St. Regis Hotel, Two E 55th St.

5:45 p.m.
Scaling Solutions and Shifting Systems: The Power of Collaboration
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

6 p.m.
Cargill-CARE: Celebrating the Power of Partnership
Lightbox Studios, 248 West 37th Street

6 p.m.
Global Teacher Prize Reception
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue

6-7:30 p.m.
Make Impossible Possible: Unlocking Human Potential Through Education
Conference Room 3, UNHQ

6:30 p.m.
Global Health Security Dinner

6:30-8:15 p.m.
Data to End Hunger: UNGA Side Event
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fighting Back Against Attacks On Climate Science
Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street, Room 103

7 p.m.
World Benchmarking Alliance Launch

7-9 p.m.
Artivism Challenge
Habitas NY, 240 W 30th Street

7-9 p.m.
Drawdown
2 West 64th Street

7-9:30 p.m.
Feast of Ideas 2018 Launch Dinner
East Village

8 p.m.
Portland’s UN Week Reception
The Langham Kips Bay Foyer, 400 5th Avenue

7:30 a.m.
Action Platform for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Breakfast Launch Roundtable
Baker McKenzie Bryant Park Office, 452 5th Avenue

8 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Climate Week NYC 2018 Hub
237 Park Avenue

8 a.m.
Accelerating the global NCD agenda through youth-led action
UNHQ Delegates Dining Room, West Terrace, East 42nd Street

8 a.m.
VIP Breakfast: Diversity & Inclusion
Midtown, Manhattan
*By invitation only

8 a.m.
Accelerating Progress to End Malaria
Delegates Private Dining Room 6-8, UNHQ

8 a.m.
Unlocking Philanthropy for the SDGs: An Ecosystem for Change
Cornell University Suite 201, 45 W 57th Street

8-10:30 a.m.
RE100 Members Forum
Convene, 237 Park Avenue

8:30 a.m.
The Smart Buildings of Tomorrow
237 Park Avenue

8:30 a.m.
Women Leading the Way: The Power of Women’s Leadership in Politics, Businesses, and Communities
525 Lexington Avenue

9 a.m.
Global Day of Action
Online

9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
WEF Sustainable Development Impact Summit

9-10:30 a.m.
Planetary Health
Convene, 237 Park Avenue

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Forest Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

10-11:30 a.m.
Empowering Girls, Opening Futures: Evidence-Based Programming for Indigenous Girls in the Americas
Population Council, 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

11 a.m.
EWEC Innovation Marketplace: Building a Pathway for Global Health Innovations through Private Sector
Grand Central Hyatt, 109 West 42nd Street

11 a.m.
Using the MPI to guide innovative policies to eradicate poverty in all its dimensions
Conference Room 2, UNHQ

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Clean Energy Transition
Convene, 237 Park Avenue

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Building Tomorrow’s Cities
Convene, 237 Park Avenue

12 p.m.
NCD Prevention and Adolescents: The Time to Act
Harvard Club, The West Room, 35 W 44th Street

12-1 p.m.
UN Solutions Summit
UNHQ

12-2 p.m.
EV100 Leadership Lunch
Convene, 237 Park Avenue
*By invitation only

12-6 p.m.
Global Goals World Cup
SAP Leonardo Centre, 10 Hudson Yards

12:15 p.m.
Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities
Online

1 p.m.
United to End Tuberculosis in Africa: A Continental Response
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, 141 East 44th Street

1:15 p.m.
Food Systems Approaches to the Prevention of NCDs
*By invitation only

2 p.m.
Action Platform on Financial Innovation for the SDGs
UN Global Compact, 685 3rd Avenue

2-6:30 p.m.
We The Future
TED Theater, Soho
*By invitation only

2-5 p.m.
Ambition. Pace. Scale.
Convene, 237 Park Ave

3 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion on Innovative Financing for the SDGs
UBS Offices, 1285 6th Avenue

3 p.m.
Addressing the urgent need for innovative approaches to ensuring consistent access to NCD medicines & products followed by joint reception with Access Accelerated
Harvard Club, 35 W 44th Street

3-5 p.m.
High Level Meeting: “There when needed: Coming together to ensure access to NCD Treatment and Care”

3:30-7:30 p.m.
MSCI & PRI Climate Week Seminar: Accelerating the Path to Climate Action
Skytop 48th Floor, MSCI, 250 Greenwich St.

4 p.m.
Disrupting Climate Change: Financing the Energy Transition
50th Floor, 270 Park Avenue

4:30 p.m.
A Roadmap to the Future of Global Sustainable Growth - Closing the Loop with Partnerships and Circular Business Models
Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 63 5th Avenue

4:30 p.m.
Violence Against LGBTI Individuals: Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

5:30-7:30 p.m.
How the Private Sector Can Align to the SDGs: Emerging Business Models
Conference Room 11, UNHQ

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Time to Disrupt the Health Care System: Novel Solutions for Quality Care in the NCD Era
Marriott Eastside, 525 Lexington Avenue (@ 49th Street), Stuyvesant Ballroom

6 p.m.
Justice 2030 Heads of Delegation Event
The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 E 42nd Street

6 p.m.
Launch of the AMR Challenge
The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street
*By invitation only

6 p.m.
VIP Dinner: Opioid Crisis & Mental Health
Midtown, Manhattan
*By invitation only

6:15 p.m.
Accelerating Global TB Response through Technical Innovation
Nippon Club, 145 W 57th Street

6:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sustainable Humanitarian Financing – Innovative Solutions to Address the Humanitarian Financing Crisis
The Lotos Club, 5 E 66th Street

7 a.m.
Global Business Coalition for Education High-Level Breakfast
599 Lexington Avenue

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bloomberg Global Business Forum
Plaza Hotel

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Day at the SDI Summit
Convene, 730 3rd Avenue,18th Floor, Union Square Hub

7:30 a.m.
Obesity and Sustainable Development Goals: Accelerating Innovative Partnerships
Convene, Union Square Hub Room 18th Floor, 730 3rd Avenue

7:30 a.m.
Innovations in Partnerships: The Road to Universal Health Coverage
The Westin Grand Central, 212 E 42nd Street

8 a.m.
VIP Breakfast: The Future of Work
Midtown, Manhattan
*By invitation only

8 a.m.
Accelerating progress towards a tobacco-free future
Conference Room 2, UNHQ

8 a.m.
An Investor’s Approach to Climate Policy
257 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor

8 a.m.
Addressing TB/HIV: From Policy To Practice
United Nations

8-10 a.m.
Faster, Smarter, Safer: Progress and Pitfalls in Outbreak Preparedness
Club 101, 101 Park Avenue

8 a.m.
Aligning Shared Value and the SDGs
119 W 56th Street

8:30 a.m.
Sustainable Investment Forum North America
Crowne Plaza Time Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway

8:30-11:30 a.m.
How well do the Dow Jones 30 manage climate change impacts?
Citco Gateway, 350 Park Avenue, 13th Floor

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Global Pact for the Environment: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Future of International Environmental Governance
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway

9 a.m.
Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event
Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle

9 a.m.
Lessons from America’s Climate Leaders
114 W 47th St, First Floor Auditorium

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Institutionalizing Climate Change into Decision-Making
Newman Conference Center Baruch College, 151 East 25 Street

10 a.m.
HeForShe Impact Summit

10 a.m.
How to Scale ICTs to Achieve SDGs

10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
High-level Meeting on the Fight to End Tuberculosis
Club 101, 101 Park Avenue

11:15 a.m.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Prevention Tool to Achieve Peace and Sustainable Development
Conference Room 2, UNHQ

12 p.m.
SDGs in Brazil – The Role of the Private Sector
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

1:15 p.m.
Demonstrating commitment and leadership on equal pay – an EPIC Pledging Event
South Terrace, UN Delegate’s Dining Room, UNHQ

1:30 p.m.
Time to Act on Global Mental Health

2-4:30 p.m.
One Planet Summit
The Plaza 768 5th Avenue
*By invitation only

2 p.m.
Road to Marrakech: High-level Side Event on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
United Nations Secretariat Building, East 42nd Street

3 p.m.
Listen! A Youth Perspective on Preventing Violent Extremism
Roosevelt Hotel Sutton Suite, 45 East 45th Street

4 p.m.
Accelerating Global Elimination of Cervical Cancer: A Call to Action
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd Street

4 p.m.
Tackling NCDs at Primary Care Level: Effective models and Pathways to scale
Westin New York, 212 E 42nd Street

5-8 p.m.
Glenmede Annual Series: Invest in Women, Affect Climate Change
10th Floor, 10 On the Park, 60 Columbus Circle

5 p.m.
Supporting communities to end child marriage, launch of the Girls First Fund
Ford Foundation Building, East 43rd Street

6-9 p.m.
VIP Dinner: Leaders & Luminaries of Social Impact
Midtown, Manhattan
*By invitation only

6 p.m.
UHC Leaves No One Behind: work together towards good health and well-being for all
South Dining Room, UNHQ

6-8 p.m.
Health & Wellness Network of Commerce - Manhattan Chapter B2B Monthly Networking Event
Phillips Nizer LLP 485 Lexington Avenue

6-8:30 p.m.
TrustLaw Awards 2018
Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square

6:30 p.m.
No Turning Back: Seizing opportunities to invigorate and intensify the NCD response
Scandinavia House, Volvo Hall, 58 Park Avenue

6:30 p.m.
UN Environment Champions of the Earth Award Gala Dinner
Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street

7-9 p.m.
Staged Reading of “2071”
Center for Social Innovation. 601 W. 26th St., Suite 325

7:30 p.m.
Concert for a Sustainable Planet: Changing Reality
Zankel Hall

7:45 a.m.
2018 Report of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent (IAP)
UN

7:45-9:30 a.m.
Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent (IAP) 2018 Report launch: Private Sector – Who is Accountable?
Conference Room 3, UNHQ

8 a.m.
Interfaith prayer breakfast on Building Partnerships to End AIDS and TB in children and adolescents
*By invitation only

8 a.m.
International Climate Politics Hub Strategy Meeting
UN Foundation, 801 2nd Avenue
*By invitation only

8-9:30 a.m.
Tobacco Control at the Heart of Preventing NCDs: the Success Story of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Room CR11, UNHQ

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Moody’s Briefing 2018
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Workforce & Climate
The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Third United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs
UNHQ

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cornell Climate Local Climate Action Summit
6 East 44th Street
*By invitation only

9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
13th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century”
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive

11 a.m.
What is the role of business in society?
NY Public Library

12 p.m.
Powering Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals: Uniting Students, Young Professionals, and Business
NYU, University Place

12-5 p.m.
GACSA: Catalyzing Action towards Climate-Smart Agriculture
The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street
*By invitation only

1 p.m.
Eliminating TB in 2030: Accelerating Innovation and Collaboration to ending TB in South-East Asia
UNHQ

2-5 p.m.
GCF’S Replenishment Policy
Westin Grand Central, 212 E 42nd Street

5:30 p.m.
The Role of the Media in Reporting on LGBT+ People
Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square

5:45 p.m.
Leave no one behind: Accelerating action for people caught in crisis
777 United Nations Plaza

6 p.m.
The Power of Partnerships: the realization of high-level commitments to prevent and control NCDs
Conference Room 8, UNHQ

6 p.m.
Climate Solutions for Affordable Housing in NYC – Climate Week NYC
McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, 140 West 62nd Street

6 p.m.
GACD Implementation Science Reception
Landmark Room, UN Millenium Hilton, Millennium UN Plaza
*By invitation only

6:20 p.m.
Investing in Education Data Solutions High-level Reception
3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street
*By invitation only

6:30 p.m.
Accelerating the Women’s Movement for Peace & Humanitarian Action
Dining Room, UNHQ

6:30 p.m.
10+1 Malaria Initiative high-level side-event
Conference Room 1, UNHQ

8 a.m.
High-Level Group of the Friends of Climate Action
World Economic Forum, 350 Madison Avenue

8-9:30 a.m.
Alcohol, NCDs and Sustainable Development. Where do we stand and where do we go?
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ

8:30 a.m.
IEEE HAC Workshop
Faculty House, Columbia University

9 a.m.
2018 International Forum on Food and Nutrition
Convene, 117 W 46th Street

9 a.m.
Data Day
Lerner Hall, Columbia University

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
BCtA 8th Annual Forum: Technological Disruption in the World of Inclusive Business
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Energy and Environmental Policy: The Quest for Rationality
Vanderbilt Hall, Washington Square South

10 a.m.
The Africa Forum New York 2018
Upper Story by Charlie Palmer 14th Floor, 979 3rd Avenue

1-6 p.m.
#SheIsEqual Summit
PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway

1-7 p.m.
UN High-level Meeting on NCDs Oral Health Side Event: Accelerating Progress on Prevention and Control of NCDs and Oral Health
NYU Institute for Study of Ancient Worlds, 15 East 84th Street

1:15 p.m.
Stand up for SDG16+: Accelerating Progress on SDG 16+
Conference Room 11, UNHQ

2-10 p.m.
Global Citizen Festival
Great Lawn, Central Park

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